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  1. DanEwen

    DanEwen Active Member

    Location:
    Newcastle
    To tiling contractors that hire tilers, where do you advertise to find tilers to fill the rolls ? I have more work than I can cope with but don't know where to find decent tilers. Also whats your process in vetting new staff ? Like probation times etc

    Any and all help would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    Use our 'find a tiler' section of the forum
     
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  3. DanEwen

    DanEwen Active Member

    Location:
    Newcastle
    This really wasn’t helpful. But thanks for the comment
     
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  4. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Manchester
    Pay peanuts, get monkeys is a term used a lot - I wonder why?
     
  5. DanEwen

    DanEwen Active Member

    Location:
    Newcastle
    Totally understand. Am sick of tilers getting a raw deal. We should be paid our worth. I want to pay decent tilers decent wages.

    Just can’t find any decent tilers ...
     
  6. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    One sensible and very helpful suggestion was offered to you yet you choose to dismiss it. Good luck with any more help
     
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  7. DanEwen

    DanEwen Active Member

    Location:
    Newcastle
    And I replied to him. Wasn’t really helpful just stating low wages will get poor workforce which is understandable.
     
  8. Paul C.

    Paul C. Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Pretty sure he was referring to the second post, about the "find a tiler" suggestion.
     
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  9. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    When you say more work than you can handle , is that domestic work, because if it is you will struggle . If it's commercial the job should be big enough for you to work along side and keep an eye on things .
     
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  10. widler

    widler Professional Tiler

    Location:
    England
    I bet dan struggles with finding anyone, seems to have the bedside manner of a naked shaved babboon :(
    Ps you could slways go in the find a tiler thread, see if anyone is looking for work in your area, not sure if anyone has mentioned that yet
     
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  11. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Fact is most excellent tilers are earning good money for themselves.
    Not to say there's no good tilers out there willing to sub out there expertise.
    But you have to be prepared to pay them well.
    To sort out the wheat from the chaff you have to keep an eye on them, you can soon see who the chancer's are.
    I once employed 10 sub contractors doing site work and it was a full time job keeping an eye on them all ...

    Domestic work is even worse to sub out.
    As a finishing trade customers are buying into your work, and not some lacky you send in your place...!
     
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  12. Boggs

    Boggs Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Uk

    What’s going on?!

    Perfect grammar and spelling...:D
     
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  13. DanEwen

    DanEwen Active Member

    Location:
    Newcastle
    This is the kind of reply I was looking for. Thanks for taking time to reply. Looking for contractors that have experience in subbing out work and employing tilers. I have both commercial and domestic work coming in and having no one to ask these questions to hence coming here. Sounds like a few people here are petty.
    Appreciate the input will take it on board
     
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  14. DanEwen

    DanEwen Active Member

    Location:
    Newcastle
    Both commercial and domestic work mate. Would you give a tiler a small bathroom to try out first to see the quality of their work so if anything needs putting right it’s not to much of a headache. I understand about the commercial work and easier to keep an eye on them. Thanks for your input
     
  15. Paul C.

    Paul C. Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Wow! o_O
     
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